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Nick McChesney's experience:

Nick McChesney has wide ranging experience advising on the VAT issues of his client’s transactions. His clients include multi-nationals, nationally recognised media, technology and utilities businesses and SME’s covering a wide spectrum of industries including real estate, technology, healthcare and corporate finance. He is also retained by a number of small and medium sized firms of professional practitioners in the accountancy sector who instruct him on client matters, which is testament to his breadth of experience in the SME sector. His experience includes advising:

  • A multi-national services business on its compliance with the 2010 and 2011 VAT Package changes to place of supply rules across the EU;
  • Technology businesses on their global services agreements with clients in the banking and capital markets sector;
  • An on-line training and information services business on its obligations to comply with VAT rules relating to cross border services and electronically supplied services;
  • Clients on the processes critical to their VAT compliance, advice on controls and minimising the risks to VAT penalties and Senior Accounting Officer compliance;
  • A media business on the VAT issues arising from its strategic review of options for the future growth of UK its business;
  • On tax warranties and indemnities to the vendors of a London office building;
  • On the recovery of substantial overpayments of indirect tax due to a mistake of law, matters relating to unjust enrichment and the successful management of correspondence with HMRC to secure the repayment of tax and interest overpaid;
  • An owner of an executive jet aircraft on the VAT issues consequent upon the purchase and operation of the jet and hangar;
  • On an incidence of indirect tax fraud and conduct of matters pertaining to HMRC’s investigation;
  • A property owner on the VAT issues resulting from change of use from commercial to residential; and
  • Land and property owners and construction companies on the reduced rates of VAT and zero-rating available for construction work.